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Adrian Dzvuke

There's already quite a buzz around singer/songwriter/producer Adrian Dzvuke.

It was only around a year ago that he started performing regularly around his hometown of Perth, Western Australia, as well as releasing tracks online to major acclaim.

Equally at home, onstage with his band or in the studio, his soulful mixture of R&B and Afrobeats has been gaining fans at every show and with every release.

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for Adrian, kicking off with a support slot for POND's Perth show, and sharing the bill with acts like Kevin Parker and Triple One.

With his first single of the year, ‘Confidence’ receiving attention from Apple Music Australia, Beats 1 Radio, French publication IGGY Magazine and international radio, Adrian is eager to keep the momentum rolling with some big releases in the pipeline.

Adrian Eagle

After garnering widespread acclaim for his breakout singles 17 Again and AOK, as well as his guest appearance on the legendary Hilltop Hoods ARIA Award winning single Clark Griswold, a sincere rendition of Ocean Alley’s ‘Confidence' for Like A Version, and a massive national and international touring schedule, it has been a landmark couple of years for emerging Adelaide bred singer-songwriter Adrian Eagle.

An outlier in today’s modern music industry, Adrian is finding success in being himself, and embracing his honesty and vulnerability.

"hopeful, life-affirming music: sunshine-infused gospel that promises – and goes some way to convincing you – that everything will be okay. Eagle’s soaring voice is the focal point, but the messaging is what stands him apart." – The Guardian

"Armed with an imitable voice, a tireless work ethic, stunning performance style, and mesmerising lyrics, it’s no secret that he’s set to be one of Australia’s biggest artists in no time."– Tone Deaf

 

Amyl & The Sniffers

Time to suck the froth from your cup of destiny!
It’s our turn to catch the explosive energy bomb that has been slaying audiences around the world each and every night kicking you in the guts with a relentless wall of authentic Aussie pub punk rock riffola. Nothing quite like an Aussie band on a roll and even more so when they throw themselves around like fucking maniacs.

The single most exhilarating rock’n’roll show I’ve seen in years” - The Guardian

 

A Swayze & The Ghosts

A. Swayze & the Ghosts are a punk/garage outfit from Hobart Tasmania with a live show that is at all times raw, energetic and enigmatic. In the past 12 months, they performed at Falls Festival, MONA Faux Mo, A Festival Called Panama, Boogie Festival and By the Meadow as well as guest spots for ‘Batpiss’ and ‘The Murlocs’. A. Swayze & the Ghosts released a 10+ minute belter of a début single in 2016 titled Reciprocation and are set to release their Debut EP on the 23rd of November, 2017.

 

DJ Blind Tiger

Blind Tiger Blues Box is the mobile ol' timey blues soul and jazz dj hoochie coochie man. Diving into his record collection to bring you the jems.

Body Type

Rising Sydney-based "trash can girl bandBody Type return today with 'Uma', the centrepiece and an incidental anthem found in EP2 full of abstract symbolism, religious iconography and terrifying animal imagery. It comes accompanied by a suitably cathartic video directed by LA artist, musician and director Charlotte Linden Ercoli Coe  (Charles, Weyes Blood, Pavo Pavo) and the announcement of a national headline tour this winter.

'Uma' is the third track lifted from EP2 coming hot on the heels of 'Stingray' and 'Free To Air', and follows the bands debut self-titled EP in 2018. Consisting of radio favourites ‘Ludlow (Do You Believe In Karma?)’, ‘Arrow’, ‘Palms’ and 'Teeth', the release received critical acclaim from the likes of the FADERDIY, NME, KEXPBeats 1's Matt Wilkinson, BBC Radio 1's Jack Saunders, triple j's Declan Byrne and more. On the day of its release, Body Type will take to the iconic BBC Maida Vale Studios for their very own live session. 

Butter

Smooth and tangy to the taste, Butter are a 6 piece from Perth, a concoction of genres churned with the love of soul, jazz and 90's hip-hop. With a range of influence from King Krule, MF DOOM & BADBADNOTGOOD, the group have been cutting their teeth on the Perth gig circuit since mid-2018; a relatively short time to have made such a strong impression. The Butter is spreading, and punters are flocking to catch their electric live show, a dark blend of “boom-bap drums, synths, subtle guitar work, and slinky bass… bolstered by classically jazzy trumpet melodies and vocalist Lachy’s unique and distinct half-sung/half-rapped delivery”.

DJ Charlie Bucket

Dj Charlie Bucket With over 15 years dj experience , Charlies name has become synonymous with eclectic taste and selection as well as his impressive turntablist skills and dance floor rocking sets.

Charlie currently holds over 7 residencies including The Manor in perth which he has held for over 10 years. He also hosts 2 radio shows Global rhythm pot, El ritmo . He has performed throughout australia in New York and the Uk.

Children Of The Tide

The Tide is coming in..

Children of the Tide have a powerful musical sound with voluminous saturation, like being swept under waves while the Ocean fills your senses and does what she want with your mind. Their Rootsy sound is doused in Hip-Hoo and soul. Featuring Dazastah from Perth Hip-Hop Royalty act DownsydeDave Mann, WA’s celebrated wizard of Roots/Folk. And the Prodigious talents of South Australian borne James Abberley. Their various musical backgrounds are merged seamlessly and impressively in this talented collective. 2019 has been a wave in motion for the trio after recent performances at 2019 Nannup Festival, the release of their band new track One Man and recently supporting folk legends, The Waifs. Fill your cup and go Sea Children of the Tide Live.

Crucial Rockers

Fronted by the amazing Grace Barbé on guitar and lead vocal, Crucial Rockers bring you sweet and authentic Jamaican rhythms and wicked dancehall vibes with a mix of classic and original reggae, ska, Studio One,roots dub rockers and dancehall.

Crucial Rockers is led by bassist Jamie Searle aka Choppa Crucial who has worked with UK roots legends Ini Oneness and the UK Players, Tony Roots, Barry Isaacs and Wayne McArthur, alongside Seychellois Jacques Letourdie on keys and backing vocals, Mauritian drummer Hardy Perrine and local sax cat Jeremy Trezona.

Buckle up your skanking shoes and crack out the rum! Pass the dutchie onthe left hand side and sekkle in for a night of pure reggae niceness with Grace and the band.

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DJ Butter Chicken

An enigma

Frank’s Fish Tank

Frank’s fish tank hail from the windy Wild West coast of Western Australia, somewhere between port city Fremantle and Deep South Albany, they huddle together to create bluegrass and old time fiddle music inspired melodies over hot coffee and other such delicious beverages and snacks.

Since their mildly brilliant debut 4 track EP released late 2018 “Tubular snouted sessions” recorded in kitchen and shed, FFT have now just recorded and soon to release their 1st all length album, “muddy landing” 2019,* ((available through bandcamp, Soundcloud and facebook, *Spotify(after release) etc.)), sure to be a relatively big hit in the traditional and contemporary folk music world. Recorded and mixed by good friend and folk country contemporary, Justin Walshe of the “Justin Walshe Folk Machine”. Album launch at KIDOGO Fremantle, June 14, with special guest mashup Nika Mo & Jacob Wylde (duet).

Gauci

Sydney’s disco-pop trio GAUCI return with their new euphoric thumper, ‘In the Night’. The track follows the release of their recent track ‘Paradise’, both taken off their forthcoming debut EP later this year. Listen to the track on Apple MusiciTunesSpotifyBandcampSoundcloud and more.

Of the track, Gauci share, “In The Night is a song about second chances and fading relationships. When the endorphins of first love fade away and reality bites. It’s a pumping club friendly pop anthem that showcases a new direction for us. The production is bigger, badder and is a reflection of our love of a truly good pop song.”

Gauci are Antonia Gauci (Producer/Engineer, Leftenent), David Gauci (Las Vagueness, Death Bells) and surrogate brother Felix Lush (Felix Lush, Publique) making smooth Italo Disco, blending synths and charming pop melodies.

Gazey

Energetic, virtuosic, sensitive and compelling are just some words to describe Perth 5-piece synth outfit Gazey.

Brought together in late 2017 through a mutual love of 1970’s and early 80’s production, the band crafts impeccably arranged progressive synth and lo-fi tunes that call to mind the timeless sounds of ELO and Yes as well as contemporary trailblazers Toro Y Moi and Blood Orange.

With an unwavering commitment to delivering compelling live performances, Gazey has gigged relentlessly over the past 12 months including supporting local luminaries Demon Days and Boat Show and playing a packed out showcase for WAMFest 2018.

Gazey’s forthcoming debut LP will be released in 2019 through Group Therapy Records.

Harvey Sutherland

Harvey Sutherland is a producer, DJ and funk synthesist from Melbourne. After steadily making a name for himself amongst Australia’s bubbling electronic underground, Mike Katz began to make international waves in 2013 with a series of successful 12” records under his nom de plume. Blending a broad array of crate-digging influences, his initial EPs have already been championed by international tastemakers like Gilles Peterson, Jamie xx, Disclosure and The Black Madonna. Sold-out shows with his impeccable live band followed around the world – including Glastonbury Festival, Nuits Sonores and London’s Jazz Cafe – alongside some unique side-projects: Harvey recently performed an original cinematic disco suite alongside the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, as well as directing an Australian tour with an 11-piece band in support of New York disco icon Leroy Burgess.

From the time Harvey Sutherland began making music, he was influenced by dance music, but not comfortable inside its rules. Still rooted in soul, disco and funk, the modern techno universe was not exactly where he fit – and so Harvey Sutherland instead sought to create a world of his own.

Jack Davies & The Bush Chooks

Jack Davies is a 20 year old rambler based in Fremantle, WA. The young folksinger weaves suburban Australiana and intimate stories into thundering folk rock ballads. After years of busking and performing solo, he recruited a few friends to form The Bush Chooks, an electrified take on his former folk tales. Just a year after forming, Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks were nominated for three WAM awards, including best single, and won Nannup Music Festival’s Emerging Artist Award. 

Released in late 2018, their debut single "Vegemite Sandwich" is a joyous, slow builder with rambling lyrics and dreamy guitar lines. Their follow up release "Rosemary Mushrooms" cemented Jack's reputation for witty, self reflective story telling and powerful lyricism - "A ramshackle Beaut" - Declyn Byrne, Triple J.

May 2019 saw them release their Debut EP "Cleaning The Dishes", to a sold out mini festival hosted in their home town of Fremantle. It is a collection of hard hitting folk rock, and soothing melodic rambles. Renowned for their energetic and authentic live gigs, don't miss out on catching them on stage!"

Kaiit

It’s not often that you come across an upcoming artist, hailing from Melbourne, Australia, that has been co-signed by two Neo-Soul Queens, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, as their musical love child from down under. Kaiit, who has been singing since she can remember, is blessed with an enchanting voice that crosses musical boundaries managing to mesmerise listeners all around the world with her unique personality and sound.

With the release of her debut EP ‘Live From Her Room’ in 2018, Kaiit has managed to attract attention worldwide and found herself gaining a total of over 7.1 million streams on Spotify alone, emphasising that Kaiit’s significant rise as a recognised artist has been a result of independent organic growth.

Lil Mama’s 2019 is already in full swing. With her latest single release, ‘Miss Shiney’, she has taken over the airwaves, notably accumulating more than 2.7 million streams on Spotify and views on YouTube. The release featured in several publications such as Sniffers and The Music. The track was also awarded the ‘Unpublished’ Prize in the Vanda and Young Global Songwriting Competition.

At only 21 years old, 2018 proved to be a significant year for Kaiit and she will continue to plow her way through 2019 with ease, affirming that the future is so bright for this vessel of love.

Karin Page

With a musical style that effortlessly blends sounds of blues, roots and country, acclaimed singer songwriter Karin Page takes inspiration for her song writing from everything around her. She has been working tirelessly on music for her debut album ‘Walk Away’ to create songs that are a true reflection of her nomadic lifestyle and restless spirit.

‘Box’ - featuring Ash Grunwald on guest vocals, is the first taste of that new music and is a powerful song with a sassy feel that encourages you to be yourself and draws you in from the opening beat. It’s a song for those who don’t want to be pigeonholed in any aspect of their life.

Karin’s music crosses many genres. The evolution of her music – featuring authentic lyrics and melodies – has led Karin to the unique space she finds herself in today; being herself, and being content with that.

Noah Dillion

Singer-songwriter Noah Dillon blends elements of indie rock and alternative folk in a cathartic concoction that looks to juxtapose the mundanities of life with some of its deepest questions. Known for his raw emotion and euphoric soundscapes expect to dance, laugh and cry all the same time.

Fremantle songwriter Noah Dillon is quickly building a name for himself in this country. His lyric driven music is a melting pot of honest stories and emotional tales, seamlessly colliding mundane existence with the darkest depths of life.

Old Blood

Robert Forster

Over the last four years Forster has been busy. He curated the acclaimed, Domino Records released, ‘Anthology Volume 1 1978-1984’ on his old band The Go-Betweens. His memoir ‘Grant & I’ was Mojo and Uncut’s Book Of The Year. He continues to publish music journalism, play concerts, and he never stops writing beautiful songs. 

He looks forward to touring Inferno; starting with a full band tour of Europe in April/May 2019, followed by his Australian tour in July

RTRFM Sunday Morning Coming Down


Jas Hughes:

Jas Hughes has been presenting at RTRFM for the better part of the last decade. You can mainly find her on the Drivetime slot, most recently on a Tuesday, but she has also managed to wrangle her way on to the very elite team of Sunday Morning Coming Down substitutes. Outside the studio she can sometimes be found popping up behind the decks for such events as PIAF, Fringe or your friend’s local art show opening. A drunken Dave Cullen once claimed she was his favourite D.J (do not ask him about this, he may not remember). She is ready to ease you into your Sunday morning with some laid-back tunes, inevitably including Our Lady of Perpetual Cool Bonnie Raitt – it is a Sunday morning after all.

 

Justine Dandy:

A lover of diverse music genres, Justine has long wanted to master the art of the perfect mix tape and thought presenting a radio show might be the ticket. Volunteering at RTRFM created the opportunity and she completed the presenters’ course in 2008, followed by a few crazy early morning stints on Snooze button. She graduated to Saturday Rewind/Replay, Morning Magazine and Rockin the Roots before finding a more permanent home on Sunday Morning Coming Down. In her ‘real’ life Justine teaches and does research in psychology.

Senegambian Jazz Band

Featuring an internationally renowned lineup that traverses The Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana and Australia, the Senegambian Jazz Band channels over eight thousand years of African musical traditions, transporting the power and beauty of these ancient sounds, rhythms and melodies to euphoric audiences across Australia.

Fronting the seven-piece band is the phenomenally talented Amadou Suso, direct descendent of the world’s first kora player, Koriang Musa Suso. As a music maker, or ‘jali’ by birthright, Amadou embodies the griot traditions of the Mandinka of West Africa. Known widely as the 'Jimi Hendrix of the kora', Amadou fulfils his ancestral duties to share the culture of his people through an intoxicating contemporary mastery of the African harp.

Complementing the band's sublime kora-led melodies are the formidable percussive talents of Boubacar Gaye, from Senegal, on the djembe and congas, and Julius Sackey, from Ghana, on drum kit. World-class musicians in their own right, Boubacar and Sackey harness the rhythms of West Africa, providing the irresistible foot-stomping drum beats that see fans losing themselves in the music and dancing the night away.

Linking in on bass is mainstay of the international Ethio-music scene, Yoseph Bekele. With his skillful grasp of the group's polyrhythmic elements, Yoseph seamlessly connects the band's harmony and groove, adding his own unique Ethio-jazz flavour. Add to the mix the soulful strains of Tom Benson on sax and the slicing electric guitar solos of Luke Koszanski, and the Senegambian Jazz Band is ready to enchant global audiences with an elaborate and joyful sound that is paving the way for a new African jazz genre

Spacey Jane

Caleb, Kieran, Ashton and Peppa AKA Spacey Jane came together through blooming friendships and lucky connections. The bond cemented after a few early jams and with the debut gig in Caleb's dad's backyard in tow, Freo’s very own garage pop outfit Spacey Jane have gone from backyards to bright lights.

SJ have since shared the stage with the likes of Car Seat Headrest, Alex Lahey, The Jungle Giants, British India, Olympia and The Stems, along with festival appearances at Wave Rock Weekender, Gizzfest, Falls Festival and WA Day's SOTA Festival.

For relatively new kids on the block, they’ve had a very impactful start. Support from industry and fans continues to grow, with their national tour in support of the latest single “Good Grief” being a sold-out affair. SJ will take a new single on the road once more in July, August and September, playing their biggest rooms to date. Onwards and upwards!

Stella Donnelly

Fresh from a stand-out performance at Glastonbury (where she appeared with Billy Bragg), Stella Donnelly is delighted to announce a series of national headline dates in support of her debut album Beware of the Dogs, released in March this year.

In March, Stella Donnelly shared Beware of the Dogs to mass critical acclaim. The release, which features her biting lead single ‘Old Man’ as well as ‘Tricks’ and the playful ‘Die’ was named feature album on triple j, Stereogum, RTRFM, SYN, Rabbit Radio and Radio Adelaide, among others. The 13-track collection has been lauded by The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Herald Sun and has also received praise across the globe from Rolling Stone, Noisey, Pitchfork, The Guardian and others.

Since the release, Donnelly has spent much of her time touring North America and Europe in support of the album with sold-out shows in London, New York and Los Angeles. Last month, she played three sold-out VIVID Live shows at the Sydney Opera House and joined American alt-pop star Maggie Rogers on her headline tour in Australia and New Zealand. She will play a series of European festivals this month before returning to Australia in September.

Sunshine Brothers

The Sunshine Brothers are Australia’s premium purveyors of tropical dub/roots/ska music.
They are the wild bunch from the sweet spot of the Australian music scene – Perth, Western Australia – where the sun shines, the beer is cold and outsiders thrive.
The Brothers all played in thrash, pop, indie rock, funk, hip-hop and soul bands throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the Perth scene which spawned the Scientists, Hoodoo Gurus, The Stems and many more Fender loving freaks but found an even more rebellious and adventurous home when they first rolled the Sunshine Brothers good times tour bus out of the garage and into the beaches, deserts and cities of Australia.
Operating consciously outside the expectations of the music business The Sunshine Brothers live and perform in the moment and only do what feels right and where they can capture and amplify the power and spirit of good people and good times.

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